A new poll has found that just under half of the Jewish public in Israel supports the annexation of Judea and Samaria, indicating that the notion of establishing a Palestinian state in Israel's Biblical heartland in a "two-state solution" is being shelved.
The poll was conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, and found that 45% of Jewish Israelis back annexing the entire area liberated in the 1967 Six Day War.
In response to the findings Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, directors of Women in Green (WiG) which works for the application of Israeli sovereignty in the region, warmly welcomed the results.
"The conclusions arising from the results of the poll are that the People of Israel have stopped apologizing, giving in and dancing to the music and tune of Israel’s and the world’s leftists. The People of Israel say clearly: the Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel," said the two in a joint statement.
"The People of Israel are returning to Zionist values and are no longer willing to be dragged into delusional and disastrous political plans, and are moving into a phase of taking initiative and leadership. The idea of two states, which was led by the radical Left, is being dropped from the agenda and instead, a Jewish Zionist vision for the People of Israel and its land is taking shape."
Katsover and Matar added that "the continuous terror as a result of the Palestinian Authority’s incitement is another nail in the coffin for the illusory plan of the Left."
The two estimated that if the poll had asked about annexation of a more limited scope, such as just the Jewish communities in the region, "the percentage of supporters of annexation would have been considerably higher."
"The results of the poll give us encouragement and strength, and the enthusiasm to continue with even greater effort in the campaign for the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The path is becoming shorter until the time when the political echelon will translate the results of the poll into a law proposal, a vote and decisions," concluded the two.